It is kind of interesting. As the whole consumer electronics and film industry was discussing the end of the format war it already came to my mind that we are of course having the same issue with game consoles since years. What other than a format war is the onging battle between the big three Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony?
After EA came up recently with the idea of an open gaming platform, now David Jaffe is jumping on the same bandwaggon with his latest post on his blog. the question is actually a very valid one and it is actually not easy to justify a multi platform approach in this area, where we are all asking for single platforms and standards in others. It's even more difficult to justify this approach looking specifically at the movie industry as both are very similar in many ways.
Ok, before we discuss the pros and cons let's look at the situation as such